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What is that little bird telling you?

UM Café Scientifique: Join us to hear from UM scientists about how animals think and communicate

March 10, 2022 — 

Have you ever wondered how birds can migrate thousands of kilometers and return to a specific location each year? Or what the squirrel chattering in your backyard is trying to say?

The answers to these questions are more complex and fascinating than you may have imagined. Join us on Wednesday, Mar. 16, at 7 p.m. when UM Café Scientifique series features a group of UM scientists who are studying how animals think and communicate. They will share their latest research findings, stories from the field and discuss how learning about the brains of animals can help us to better understand our own.

Use the online viewing link at 7 pm on Wednesday, Mar. 16 to watch the live stream of “What is that little bird telling you?”


Dr. Benjamin Lindsey, Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Dr. James Hare, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
  • Dr. Randall Jamieson, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts
  • Dr. Debbie Kelly, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Join us! at the online viewing link at 7 pm on Wednesday, Mar. 16 to watch the live stream.

Participate during the live session by asking your questions on the SLIDO platform at:


(No user registration needed.)


About UM Café Scientifique

The UM Café Scientifique series brings together experts with non-researchers (you, me, neighbours and friends) in a relaxed atmosphere (wherever you are joining us from virtually!), to learn about their research and the questions it raises. Cafés are scheduled throughout the academic year, on a weeknight, and encompass topics that reflect the breadth of research underway at the UM. They are hosted and organized by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International).

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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